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March 30, 2018 through March 31, 2018
Manhattan School of Music
The second year of the Stretch Music festival features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his band along with musicians who push the boundaries of form as they reach back into the past creating bridges to right now. Rhythms such as Kassa Soro from Mali, that predate the transatlantic slave trade as well as Salsa and Son which came after can be found in Blues, Funk, Trap, Hip Hop, and Stretch Music. Ancestral recall of the bata, dun, and djembe drums show up. New forms created from these rhythmic bridges inform the future of jazz music in all of its complexity.
This year’s festival will feature bands led by The Curtis Brothers, Max Moran and Neospectric, Lawrence Fields, Kris Funn, and special surprise guests.
This work was supported by a Building Demand for the Arts implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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